Electrical conduction and gas sensing characteristics of P3HT/Au nano-islands composite

Bin Chen, Chuanjun Liu, Lingpu Ge, Kenshi Hayashi

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Abstract

Poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT)/Au nano-islands composite was deposited on the interdigital microelectrode (IME) for the electrical conduction and gas sensing characteristics measurement. The conduction characteristic was verified to be Au nano-islands sputtering time dependent. Long sputtering time would form large-sized, closely-packed, and inter-connected Au nano-islands with irregular shape. As discussed in our previous work, there existed the mutual effects between the surface plasmon resonance of Au nano-islands and P3HT, which helped to increase the conduction. Herein, IME under 90 s Au sputtering and 60 °C heating presented the best gas sensing performance instead of longer sputtering time such as 150 s. This result implied that gas sensing characteristics of P3HT/Au nano-islands composite depended on the coupling condition between the localized surface plasmon resonance of Au nano-islands and P3HT molecules instead of the conductance characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1099-1105
Number of pages7
JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
Volume241
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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